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Top destinations according to Global DMC Partners

Gwen Kaufmann - Wednesday, November 13, 2019    

Top destinations according to Global DMC Partners
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Paris has been named the top global destination for meetings & conferences in 2019 by Global DMC Partners. The annual Global Destination Index is based on data collected from nearly 7,000 meeting and incentive programmes in over 500 destinations that Global DMC Partners represents. The index presents the most popular meeting and incentive destinations around the world for 2019 and global markets that are already trending for 2020. For 2019, Copenhagen takes second place with Chicago coming in third. However, the landscape for 2020 is changing, as San Diego is taking the top spot in the 2020 Meeting & Conference Destination Hot List, followed by Nashville and Singapore. Looking at the top destinations for incentives, they are Costa Rica, France and Bahamas for 2019. The hotlist for 2020 sees Greece at the top, followed by Bahamas and Costa Rica. To compile the index, Global DMC Partners evaluated leads received from their global client base of meeting and event planners organising meetings, conferences, incentives and business events around the world in 2019 and 2020. The data was separated into two categories, meetings and incentives, to highlight how cities attract different types of groups. "Companies that focus on socially responsible initiatives through their events and incentives directly contribute to supporting local growth, reducing poverty, protecting the environment and promoting peace in their host destination," explained Global DMC Partners president and CEO Catherine Chaulet. "During a time when travel is more accessible to the masses than ever before, we have a responsibility to inform and educate in order to alleviate overtourism and undertourism. The meetings and events industry must bring awareness to emerging or secondary destinations while showcasing 'hidden gems' within popular markets to avoid already overly toured areas."

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